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HHG Legal Group has been proudly assisting Western Australian families, businesses, governments and individuals for over 100 years.

With our large team of lawyers across four office locations, we provide best practice legal advice to resolve your issue and offer representation exceeding normal expectations. When you need a lawyer to provide pro-active quality advice and documentation, we deliver no matter how big or small the task.

One firm – 2 Divisions

We provide premium legal services to Perth and regional clients in WA by delivering the expertise, resources, technology and commitment required to meet private client, business and government legal needs.

A quick snapshot of HHG Legal Group roots – originating in Albany WA, 1919

Our firm comes from humble beginnings with our roots originating in charming Albany. Flashback to 1919, just as some of our soldiers would have been returning from World War One, a gentleman by the name of Charles Hudson made the move to Albany and put his roots down by starting the firm. Previously, Mr Hudson had been a Member of Parliament and the Minister for Mines and Railways as well as Colonial Secretary. In early 1924, Mr Hudson met McAllum Henning; it was then that they each paid £50 pounds to form their business partnership and began running their legal firm.

In 1935, Mr Hudson sadly passed; Mr Henning made the decision to pay tribute to their successful partnership and continued to run the business under both names as Hudson and Henning. Shortly after World War Two ended, in 1946, a lawyer by the name of Robert Goodman offered £700 to buy Hudson and Henning from Mr Henning. Following the sale of the Hudson and Henning firm, Mr Goodman continued the tradition and operated as Hudson Henning and added his surname Goodman.

In 1956, Mr Goodman formed a partnership with another lawyer, William Clarke, and the firm quickly became Hudson Henning Goodman and Clarke for a short time.

In 1965, Mr Goodman formed a partnership with Ric Waldeck and reverted the company to Hudson Henning and Goodman.

The same year the Space Shuttle Challenger launched its maiden flight, in 1983, Mr Goodman retired from practice and the Hudson, Henning & Goodman firm. Following from which, Mr Waldeck and a lawyer named David Moss took over the firm as partners. In 1984, Mr Ross retired, and Mr Waldeck and a Mr Christopher Cook continued as partners.  Then a man by the name of Paul Nicholls merged his firm with Hudson, Henning & Goodman.

More recently, in 2000, our current Executive Chairman, owner, Nationally Accredited Mediator and co-leader of the HHG family law team, moved to Albany from an international law firm. Simon joined HHG’s largest historical competitor as a Partner and rapidly modernised that firm, increasing its profits by more than 100% in his first year.

Then, in 2002, Murray Thornhill joined Simon in Albany. In late 2003, both Simon and Murray purchased Hudson Henning & Goodman. They worked around the clock to prepare, and then launch, their new acquisition – HHG Legal Group. Within 12 months, HHG was the largest professional services firm of any type to service regional WA.

In 2006, a small Perth law office was opened – with lawyers travelling up from Albany regularly as the need to settle matters in Perth grew.

Mr Wheatley, former owner of Wheatleys Legal, contacted Mr Creek in 2007 and asked if he would take over and run his business. Mr Creek agreed, and quickly began ramping up business. To assist with the growth of the firm, Simon and Murray purchased Nicholson Clement in Mandurah in 2015.

Flash forward to 2020, our 100-year anniversary celebrations have passed, the firm continues to grow with over 50 legal and support staff, continuing to play a vital role in PerthJoondalupMandurahBunbury and Albany, being able to assist over 1000 fellow West Australians with their legal matters last year alone. In addition we proudly committed over $100,000  in pro-Bono legal work and fundraising per year, for a variety of charities both here and overseas via our HHG Giving Back program.

*This is general information only, and does not constitute specific legal advice. Please consult one of our experienced Legal Team for specific advice relevant to your situation.

Supporting Western Australians for more than 100 years

“We are extremely pleased that Lisa Riley was recommended to us.  Lisa was very upfront with us as regards possible outcomes, kept us informed along the way, and successfully achieved the best possible outcome.  She was dogged in her pursuit of justice and we found her to be honest, helpful, caring, diligent, and very professional in all our dealings with her.

We would strongly recommend her (and her support team at HHG) to anyone needing to engage a top-quality criminal lawyer.”

WILLIAM AND HEATHER

Lisa Riley, I would like to thank you for all your help and support through this difficult and disappointing period in my life.

Your professionalism and supportive nature have been a welcome change and Alison and I are very appreciative of this, HHG is very lucky to have someone of your expertise and dedication working for them and we both can’t speak highly enough of you, I will be forever grateful to you and your company for all your help and kindness, I would highly recommend you and HHG to everyone who needs competent and professional legal representation.

Once again thank you so much.

ANONYMOUS

Dear Lisa,

Just a small note of gratitude for the phone call you gave me last Tuesday (11 July), in response to my legal query. I really appreciated the kindness you showed in reassuring me of my rights in our phone call, amongst other priorities. I am very appreciative of your time.

ANONYMOUS

Thanks so much, Lisa. Very happy! Your team is very professional.

ANONYMOUS

We have been working with Kim and HHG Legal, Bunbury on several matters. Kim is professional, approachable and knowledgeable; prompt to respond to a query with detailed information that is not only relevant to the matter in question, but also reassuring which instils confidence for us to continue working with Kim and HHG Legal, Bunbury.

FORREST PERSONNEL

The process of working through the settlement of our father’s estate presented us with a potentially challenging and complex undertaking. We would like to thank Simon, Alyce, and the team at HHG for taking on this work in such a thorough, thoughtful, and professional manner. Our family is very grateful for the help and advice that they have provided, and we highly recommend their services to anyone who needs the professional support that HHG provides.

WITH WARM GRATITUDE ON BEHALF OF THE PITMAN FAMILY

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With our large team of lawyers across four office locations, we provide best practice legal advice to resolve your issue and offer representation exceeding normal expectations. When you need a lawyer to provide pro-active quality advice and documentation, we deliver no matter how big or small the task.